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  • nutsaboutclara
    Oh gosh, that is a trifle expensive, isn t it? -Dario. ... reach....
    Message 1 of 5 , May 23 10:54 AM
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      Oh gosh, that is a trifle expensive, isn't it?

      -Dario.


      --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com, olive_e_thomas
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > As of this posting it's up to $626 bux - a wee bit out of my
      reach....
      >
      > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com,
      > nutsaboutclara <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > WOW!!! Good luck to you on your bidding, Olive!
      > >
      > > -Dario.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com,
      > olive_e_thomas
      > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=75163987
      > 86
      > > >
      > > > 1966 Signed letter and photo from Louise Brooks. At around
      > $107 bux
      > > last
      > > > time I looked...
      > > >
      > > > From the auction...
      > > >
      > > > You are bidding on an 8 1Ú2Ó x 11Ó letter and 8Ó x 10Ó glossy
      > > photograph of
      > > > film legend Louise Brooks. These items were acquired with
      > a
      > > collection of
      > > > Brooks items saved by Fritzi Striebel who was the wife of
      > John H.
      > > > Striebel(artist and illustrator ) who used Louise as his model
      > for
      > > Dixie Dugan-
      > > > famous comic strip character he created in 1928.
      > > >
      > > > The type written letter is dated November 2, 1966- address 7
      > North
      > > > Goodman Street, Rochester N.Y. 14607 and reads:
      > > >
      > > > Dear Fritzi
      > > >
      > > > The Louise Brooks Cult, which I expected to die a mouse
      > death long
      > > ago,
      > > > continues to grow. It was born with my German films, but
      > now my
      > > American
      > > > films are being shown and the cultist have heard about Dixie
      > Dugan.
      > > Since
      > > > the ÒcampÓ films, following the comic strip technique, are so
      > > popular now,
      > > > people want proof of my puss in JohnÕs strip.
      > > >
      > > > For an article I am writing on the director Mal St Clair, who
      > began
      > > as a
      > > > cartoonist on the sports page of a Low Angeles paper and
      > was one of
      > > the
      > > > first directors to apple the comic strip technique to films in
      > the
      > > twenties,
      > > > could you send me some of the strips of the twenties when
      > Dixie
      > > looked like
      > > > me?
      > > >
      > > > Unfortunately I cannot ask James Card of Eastman House
      > for a copy
      > > of the
      > > > frame he used on the September 1956 IMAGE. When I asked
      > him to
      > > return
      > > > the few stills of myself I had lent to E H, he said that I had
      > > given them to
      > > > him. They now lie hidden and useless somewhere because
      > he also told
      > > his
      > > > boss that he had returned them to me.
      > > >
      > > > (Edward Steichen was a darling and replaced his portrait of
      > me by
      > > sending
      > > > me another print.)
      > > >
      > > > I will have the strips photographed and return the originals to
      > you
      > > > immediately.
      > > >
      > > > SHORT AND SOUND of London is publishing my article,
      > HUMPHREY AND
      > > > BOGEY in January. And Secker and Warburg of London will
      > Publish my
      > > > collected essays. I was DIXIE DUGAN for this book too.
      > > >
      > > > Love Louise Brooks
      > > >
      > > > This letter has been folded (when mailed), minor creasing,
      > two
      > > small edge
      > > > tears and discoloration from age The black and white
      > photograph is
      > > signed
      > > > in pencil on the reverse: Louise Brooks (same signature as
      > on the
      > > letter) the
      > > > American Venus- Frank Tuttle- scenic still Para(mount) 1926.
      > Return
      > > to
      > > > Louise Brooks(same signature in purple pencil). Good
      > overall
      > > condition
      > > > appears to have been removed from a scrapbook. I assume
      > this
      > > publicity
      > > > still photo is a reprint that Louise was going to use in her
      > book
      > > or essays.
      > > > As is mentioned in the 1966 letter to Fritzi. Unique pair of
      > Louise
      > > Brooks
      > > > memorabilia!
    • olive_e_thomas
      A pittance compared to the 1500 bux this fellow in the UK wants for a print of someone he now can only say looks like Louise.
      Message 2 of 5 , May 23 12:25 PM
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        A pittance compared to the 1500 bux this fellow in the UK wants for a print
        of someone he now can only say 'looks' like Louise.

        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7324824680


        --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com, nutsaboutclara
        <no_reply@y...> wrote:
        > Oh gosh, that is a trifle expensive, isn't it?
        >
        > -Dario.
        >
        >
        > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com, olive_e_thomas
        > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
        > > As of this posting it's up to $626 bux - a wee bit out of my
        > reach....
        > >
        > > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com,
        > > nutsaboutclara <no_reply@y...> wrote:
        > > > WOW!!! Good luck to you on your bidding, Olive!
        > > >
        > > > -Dario.
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > --- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@yahoogroups.com,
        > > olive_e_thomas
        > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
        > > > >
        > > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7516398786
        > > > >
        > > > > 1966 Signed letter and photo from Louise Brooks. At around
        > > $107 bux
        > > > last
        > > > > time I looked...
        > > > >
        > > > > From the auction...
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